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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $50,965

Ford Flex Limited   
Difference: $4,785

Lowest Total Invoice: $48,682

Ford Flex Limited   
Difference: $4,599

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerFlex
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $53,940 $38,400
Base Invoice $51,512 $36,672
Second-row buckets 695 695
All-weather floor mats 120 120
Package 301A / 303A   3,400
Class III trailer hitch   570
3.5L V6   2,850
Inflatable rear seat belts   195
Roof rails   195
Sunroof   1,595
AWD   1,950
Second-row buckets 660 660
All-weather floor mats 114 114
Package 301A / 303A   3,230
Class III trailer hitch   542
3.5L V6   2,721
Inflatable rear seat belts   185
Roof rails   185
Sunroof   1,515
AWD   1,863
Options (change) 815 11,570
Options (change) 774 11,015
Destination 995 995
Total Price $55,750 $50,965
Total Invoice $53,281 $48,682

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Flex Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $720
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $714
Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerFlex
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG15/21 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)500, 12390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/45-20
Total Price$55,750$50,965
Adjustments for Features-4,0650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$51,685$50,965
Total Invoice$53,281$48,682
Adjustments for Features-3,8850
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$49,396$48,682

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex

Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerFlex
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Remote app$25 
Remote climate control$25 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake assist$50 
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net $40
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Glass roof panel(s) $300
Laminated front side windows $200
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Rear spoiler$200 
Sunroof $900
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Leather door panel trim$250 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Massage, driver seat$100 
Massage, passenger seat$100 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upholstered instrument panel, leather$1000 
Wood trim$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Polished alloy wheels $350
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$9,630$5,565
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,065$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,8850

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex

Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerFlex
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in117.9 in
Length198.3 in201.8 in
Width78.9 in75.9 in
Height70.0 in68.0 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.4,839 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in41.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in58.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.8 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in40.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in58.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in44.3 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in38.7 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in41.1 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft320.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft343.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft383.2 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Flex Limited

Class III trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class III trailer hitch250Yes
Oil cooler0No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Total Requested425100%
Total Not Requested00%
Second-row buckets
FeatureValueRequested?
Second-row buckets500Yes
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75No
Heated second row seats200Yes
Total Requested70090%
Total Not Requested7510%
Sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Glass roof panel(s)300No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Package 301A / 303A
FeatureValueRequested?
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Tailgating position, third row seats50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Power-stowing third row seats400Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
255/45VR20 tires400No
Total Requested260087%
Total Not Requested40013%
turbocharged
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
365 hp@5500
350 lb-ft@3500
FeatureValueRequested?
turbocharged
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
365 hp@5500
350 lb-ft@3500
1000Yes
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Polished alloy wheels0No
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
255/45VR20 tires400No
Total Requested135077%
Total Not Requested40023%

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